area: Curator, Art Critic, Activism
areaCurator, Art Critic, Activism
recommending institutionfrei_raum Q21 exhibition space
time periodOctober 2017 - October 2017
Lenka Kukurová is an art critic, curator and activist. She works as a free lance curator, is one of the curators of Artwall Gallery in the Prague's public space and the same time she has been working for several international non profit organizations including Amnesty International and Greenpeace. Her work is focused on political themes in contemporary art and she is interested in connecting art and activism. Her doctoral thesis at the Charles University of Prague was aimed at reflecting on political and social themes in Czech and Slovak art after 1989. She was curator of various international group exhibitions focused on current political themes (national history and identity, refugee issues, violence against women, racism, sustainable transport, feminism, etc.). She writes and publishes articles and art reviews in Slovak and Czech art magazines mostly about contemporary political art. In 2017 she cooperates with the National Gallery in Prague on accompanying program to Ai Weiwei. Law of the Journey exhibition focused on refugee topic.
During my residency I will be cooperating on the exhibition Stopover - Ways of Temporary Exchange. The residency would offer me the possibilities to get familiar with the Austrian and international context, to get closely familiar with the work of this institution and it would allow me to discuss and exchange views on curatorial strategies, on the role of curating and on the different ways how to support and empower the critical message of the artworks. I also hope that with my knowledge and experiences I could be beneficial for other curators and artists in Q21.